April 19, 2007

AND WE GIVE HIM EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED:

Shooter took a break to send an angry message: Cho sent a package to NBC between shootings. Contacts with police and mental health experts are revealed. (Richard A. Serrano and David Zucchino, April 19, 2007, LA Times)

In a chilling video made public Wednesday, Virginia Tech gunman Seung-hui Cho declared: "This didn't have to happen," likening himself to the Columbine killers and talking of his hatred for the wealthy.

Cho mailed the package, which contained an 1,800-word diatribe and multiple photos of him aiming handguns at the camera, at 9:01 Monday morning. That was nearly two hours after he had killed two students in a dormitory and minutes before he stormed a classroom building and killed 30 more people before turning a gun on himself.

He sent his parcel to NBC in New York, which made copies of the material before turning it over to authorities.


These stories out to be subjected to complete media blackouts.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2007 5:37 AM
Comments

OJ, it's either that, or have the story be subject to a whole bunch of conspiracy theories from people of all loony backgrounds.

Though MSNBC made a massive error in having that Psy-Cho's photograph with his guns out be on their home page.

Posted by: Brad S at April 19, 2007 7:05 AM

During Robin Robert's ABC interview of a psychologist/psychiatrist this AM, he promptly advised the networks to never show the killer's video again, bury it, or bear the responsibility for inspiring more insanity ... as they and the NY Times and media do for inspiring the terrorist bombers by giving them the publicity they'd die for. He, IMHO, was the greatest, and smart enough to know he'll probably never work on TV again. She appeared aghast.

Here in NH this AM we have a shutdown of three secondary schools in adjacent towns, ostensibly for security reasons.

Posted by: Genecis at April 19, 2007 7:59 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran 4 pictures of the killer with a subheadline talking about how he wanted to be famous.

Mission accomplished! The behavior of the press today is appalling and dangerous.

Posted by: Bob at April 19, 2007 11:51 AM

After the next wave of copycat killings, an enterprising attorney should sue on behalf of the victims. If John Edwards can successfully sue dozens of obstetricians for delivering cerebral palsy babies on the flimsiest evidence, he or his successor should easily be able to make mincemeat of MSNBCABCCNNCBS for inciting the copycats.

Posted by: Gideon at April 19, 2007 1:45 PM

Notice any less kooky conspiracy theories in the Information Age?

Posted by: oj at April 19, 2007 3:56 PM
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